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[movies]Natalie Merchant: Singing old poems to life - TED.com
Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; literature; music; performance; poetry; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 71
[movies]Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind - TED.com
What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of boo
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; culture; entertainment; literature; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 251
[movies]Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. - TED.com
Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; humor; literature; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 205
[movies]Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation - TED.com
Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; communication; entertainment; humor; language; literature; 2011
Downloads: 90
[movies]Chris Abani muses on humanity - TED.com
Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It's "ubuntu," he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; humanity; humor; literature; poetry; politics; writing; 2008
Downloads: 313
[movies]C.K. Williams' poetry of youth and age - TED.com
Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; literature; poetry; society; storytelling; 2001
Downloads: 103
[movies]Chris Abani on the stories of Africa - TED.com
In this deeply personal talk, Nigerian writer Chris Abani says that “what we know about how to be who we are” comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; global issues; literature; poetry; politics; storytelling; 2007
Downloads: 79
[movies]Felix Dennis: Odes to vice and consequences - TED.com
Media big shot Felix Dennis roars his fiery, funny, sometimes racy original poetry, revisiting haunting memories and hard-won battle scars from a madcap -- yet not too repentant -- life. Best enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; book; entertainment; history; literature; poetry; writing; 2004
Downloads: 54
[movies]Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life - TED.com
Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; education; entertainment; library; literature; race; storytelling; TED2007; 2007
Downloads: 136
[movies]Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy - TED.com
What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to capture its “loneliness, longevity, grim thrill” -- that is, says Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation she scours pages from literature to show how jealousy is not so different from a quest for knowledge.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; culture; literature; love; relationships; sex; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
Downloads: 95
[movies]Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history - TED.com
What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; history; language; literature; math; science; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 201
[movies]Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction - TED.com
In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; literature; social media; storytelling; technology; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
Downloads: 68
[movies]Helen Fisher studies the brain in love - TED.com
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; culture; literature; love; poetry; psychology; relationships; science; technology; women; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 159
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